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Researcher in Data Visualisation for Digital History

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University of Luxembourg
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Added: May 11, 2024
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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary history of Luxembourg and Europe with a particular focus on digital methods and tools for doing innovative historical research. It serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history.

Within the past 5 years, the C²DH (https://www.c2dh.uni.lu/) has established itself as a centre for ambitious research in digital history. Based on the success of our past projects and new projects emerging we want to strengthen our capacities in the visualisation of data both as a tool for exploration – so to find the unknown – as well as a way of representing research results.

Your Role...

As a researcher you will push the boundaries of data visualisation in digital history. Embedded in a team of committed historians, designers, and developers you will advocate the use of data visualisation at the centre and seek for new opportunities to demonstrate its potential. Furthermore, you will collaborate with our partner institutions in Luxembourg and all over the world to establish new paradigms for data visualisation. We expect you to disseminate the results of your research widely. In your day to day work you will consult colleagues at the centre on tailor made solutions for their data visualisation challenges. In a strategic perspective, your goal is to shape the discourse on data visualisation in the wider community of digital humanities and history.

As a researcher at the university of Luxembourg you are expected to deliver 45 teaching units per year. This equivalates to about one course per semester.

What we expect from you…

The ideal candidate would have demonstrated experience in data visualisation, ideally in the domain of digital history or the humanities. We seek a highly motivated candidate with the following profile:

  • PhD in data science, computer science, history, information science, design, digital humanities or related disciplines;
  • Demonstrated experience in data visualisation;
  • Required experience includes:
    • Experience with (research) visualisation tools and platforms and frameworks (e.g. Tableau)
    • Experience in designing and implementing data visualisations using common tools and frameworks such as d3.js, RawGraphs or Flourish
    • Strong experience in programming (Python or R)
  • Experience that would be great — or an interest in learning! — includes:
    • UX design methodologies
    • Visual design
    • Demonstrated experience in data visualisation for data exploration
    • Demonstrated experience in building interactive, data-driven visualizations and websites.
  • Familiarity with cooperative development tools such as GitHub or Gitlab
  • Passionate about using technology to conduct research;
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a collaborative interdisciplinary environment
  • An interest in digital humanities, digital archives, and preservation
  • Ability to meet deadlines and demonstrate methodological, organised, pragmatic and effective approaches to the work;
  • Good command of English; French is an asset, German a bonus

How to apply...

Applications should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Internal Title: Research scientist
  • Job Reference: UOL06451

Earliest starting date 01 September 2024 (position will be advertised until filled).

In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
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